Austrian-born with Lebanese origins, Tanya spent her childhood traveling back and forth between the two countries. While in Austria, she completed high school and graduated from fashion school with a diploma in fashion design. Soon after, she developed a growing interest in photography, around which she now centers her practice.
Tanya’s work explores highly personal themes of belonging, identity and memory, as well as the sociological stigmas relating to female identity.
Traboulsi’s first monograph, entitled Lost Strange Things: On not finding home, was published by Triton in 2014.
Her body of work documenting the Lebanese alternative music scene was assembled in the 2010 publication
Untitled Tracks: On Alternative Music in Beirut.
Traboulsi’s work has been exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions such as “Beirut” at Kunsthalle Wien in 2011 and “Exposure 6” at Beirut Art Center in 2014.
Her photographs are featured in several notable print and online publications such as Brownbook, Colors Magazine, Phases Magazine, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Monocle, The Wire and many others.
In 2013, she was awarded The Boghossian Foundation Prize for the photography category.
Traboulsi currently divides her time between Austria and Lebanon. She is available for assignments, private commissions and exhibitions.
Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo
Sursock Museum, Beirut
2016 - 2017
Galleria Il Frantoio, Capalbio
Solo exhibition & book release
Art Factum Gallery, Beirut
Biennale of Photography
West 46, Vienna
Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest
Note: the former title of the series Home was changed to Lost Strange Things: On not finding home in late 2014
Portfolio Review Monat der Fotografie Berlin, Honorable mention
Prix de 1814 Magazine, Finalist
The Royal Photographic Society, Shortlist RPS International 157
The Boghossian Foundation Prize
Soura Magazine, Photographer of the month
International Photography Awards, Honorable mention
The National Museum of XXI Century Arts - MAXXI, Rome
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (GNAM), Rome
University of Applied Arts, Vienna